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Orientation Graduate Intern

Description of Job

TERM: Thursday, June 1 – Wednesday, August 23, 2023 (Move in May 31st)

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Student Life

STIPEND: $3000

HOUSING: Furnished on-campus apartment

  • Due to the requirement to live on-campus, the Intern will be responsible for contributing to summer resident community development and providing assistance with urgent response, as needed.

HOURS: Generally, 30 hours per week. Night, weekend, and extended hours of work will be required during summer events and New Student Orientation. 



The Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement (OSII) at Edgewood College serves as an essential source of co-curricular, leadership, and multicultural engagement opportunities for all Edgewood College students. Our goal is to foster an experience through which students find a sense of belonging while actively engaging in the campus community, developing their own identity, and growing in leadership. We aim to graduate students prepared to engage civically and lead in a global society.


The Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement (OSII) oversees five key areas: campus programming, student organizations, commuter student services, student government, and new student orientation programs. We cultivate a variety of opportunities for campus engagement that create a well-rounded student experience to enhance the academic mission of Edgewood College.


Edgewood College is a small private, Dominican Catholic college located in Madison, Wisconsin that strives to provide a personalized education and support students’ academic and personal success.


The Orientation Graduate Intern serves a vital role in the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement throughout the summer. Under the leadership of the Associate Director of Student Life, the Orientation Intern will plan, implement, and execute Orientation programs and training sessions for the Orientation Leadership Team. In addition, the Intern will have the unique opportunity to gain experience within the Residence Life functional area.


In addition to the remuneration stated above, the Orientation Intern will be provided with the following: 

  • Edgewood College attire
  • Edgewood College Nametag and Staff ID
  • Edge Dollars loaded to EC staff ID card
  • Workspace
  • Desktop computer, office phone, and Edgewood College email address
  • Professional development opportunities based on interest 
  • Madison Metro Bus Pass (if desired)


  • Assist with the planning for New Student Orientation and Welcome Week
    • Special focus on the development and facilitation of social justice and diversity orientation programming
  • Assist with the preparation for and facilitation of Orientation Leadership Team training
  • Assist with the supervision of approximately 30 student leaders on the Orientation Leadership Team
  • Manage and build out virtual Orientation tools utilizing Presence and Guidebook platforms
  • Present on Orientation & Student Life and/or OSII services during summer events
  • Collaborate with the ACUHO-I Intern to plan and execute residence hall open houses and summer matriculation events for incoming students
  • Assist with the expansion of program assessment and student learning outcomes
  • Collaborate with Housing Intern on various tasks including preparation for student leader training and fall housing assignments
  • Other duties as assigned by the Office of Student Inclusion and Involvement

Job Qualifications

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To Apply: Send application materials to Hollie McCrea Olson at HMcCreaOlson@edgewood.edu